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Featured people, organizations and/or projects that are in need of your support are listed below.
On "This Week at AMG," we hear from AMG National Worker Clara Ruiz. Clara serves by leading women in Bible studies and discipling young people along with her husband, Francisco. Clara shares about working with women, future plans and the blessing of ministering to her own people. Watch the video below and subscribe to AMG's YouTube channel by clicking on the link at the end of the video!
AMG’s Banquet took place last night at the Chattanooga Convention Center. Hundreds of people came to learn about national workers and to hear from author and speaker Os Guinness.
(At Os’ arrival and luncheon with select staff)
Dinner and a Show
Our guests enjoyed delicious food and delightful music to start off the night. The banquet focused on AMG’s National Worker’s Ministry, and video testimonies of two national workers were shown throughout the evening. Pastor Jan in Indonesia and Pastor Rey in the Philippines shared their amazing stories of how God brought them through difficult circumstances and eventually led them to serve in full-time ministry with AMG.
Os Guinness was the keynote speaker for the event and he spoke on “Transforming Lives in the Face of Persecution.” Here are a few memorable quotes from his talk:
“The goal is faithfulness, not success in changing cultures.” (Click to Tweet!)
“Much of the American church is profoundly irrelevant: more shaped by the American culture than it is by the Gospel.”
“Engagement… is not an option for Christians. We are called to be in it, every one of us, in whatever world we live in.”
“This is our Jerusalem. Shame on us if we stop thinking we need to win our little part of the world back for our Lord once again.”
“We need to be people of absolute unwavering confidence in the Gospel to transform.” (Click to Tweet!)
Be on the lookout for his entire talk which will be posted in the coming weeks to AMG’s YouTube Channel which can be found here.
AMG partnered with LifeWay, who had many of Os’ books available for purchase. After the event, Os was kind enough to do a book signing and meet some of the supporters of AMG.
Finally, we praise the Lord that His Spirit worked on people’s hearts at the event. Many people responded and either gave towards AMG’s National Workers Ministry or sponsored individual National Workers. We look forward to see how the Lord will continue to work in people’s lives after the event.
On "This Week at AMG," Tasos introduces Ken Ivins and Steve Turner. Ken and Steve work at AMG's Home Office and they both led separate teams from Cedarville University to Peru and Guatemala at the beginning of March. Steve shares about the Guatemala team's many adventures including a special prayer time for the children. Then Ken shares about the Peru team's interactions with the national workers and missionaries. Watch the video below and click here to see upcoming Mission Adventure trips!
1. Os Guinness will be speaking on “Transforming Lives in the Face of Persecution.”
Many of our brothers and sisters in Christ are facing various forms of persecution all over the world. At the AMG Banquet, Os will be talking about how believers should stand up for those who are persecuted as well as how believers should recognize that the Gospel is the only message that transforms lives and cultures. Additionally, Os will encourage believers to trust God and His Gospel to accomplish His purposes.
2. You will learn more about AMG’s National Workers Ministry and how God is using nationals all over the world to reach their own people with the Gospel.
National Workers are a part of AMG’s mission strategy of reaching the world with the Gospel. National Workers can minister in their own cultures for a fraction of the cost of a cross-cultural missionary and are very effective in establishing and sustaining local churches. National Workers serve in various roles such as doctors, teachers, camp directors, house parents, lawyers, counselors, pastors and many more.
3. You will get to see video testimonies of real-life national workers who are facing many hardships.
During the event, you will see videos of two national workers sharing their life stories. You will be amazed to hear what the Lord has brought them through and how He has changed their lives forever. Their testimonies will also give you an inside perspective of the persecution that many Christians are experiencing today.
4. You can meet Os Guinness, purchase one of his books, and get him to sign your copy!
After the event, you will have the opportunity to talk to Os and he will sign your copy of one of his books. You can bring your own copy with you or purchase a book from LifeWay, our ministry partner at the event, who will have a table set up with many of Os’ books. Os has written or edited over 30 books, including A Free People’s Suicide: Sustainable Freedom and the American Future, The Global Public Square: Religious Freedom and the Making of a World Safe for Diversity, and Renaissance: The Power of the Gospel However Dark the Times.
5. You will have the opportunity to partner with AMG in spreading the Gospel through National Workers!
At the event, you will be given the chance to give to AMG’s National Worker Fund or choose to sponsor an individual National Worker at $50 a month as the Lord leads. These gifts will be used to equip and sustain the ministries of men and women serving in their home country.
“An Evening with Os Guinness,” takes place on Thursday, March 26th at 6:30 p.m. at the Chattanooga Convention Center. Tickets are $40 (includes dinner) and it is $300 to reserve a table for eight. VIP Event Sponsorships are also available. For more information, call (423)-894-6060 ext. 261.
On today's episode of "This Week at AMG," Tasos introduces Fotis Romeos, who is the AMG Vice President for Eastern Europe. Fotis shares about National Workers and uniqueness of the ministry. Watch the video below and click here to find out more about our National Workers Ministry!
Ronel was less than two-years-old when his mother dropped him off at the Home of Hope Orphanage in the Philippines. Ronel struggled with many things growing up including alcohol, drugs and depression. Thankfully, his story did not end there. Listen to Ronel tell his story in his own words:
“I’m 21 years old now, but I was only one year and seven months old when my mother signed over my three older siblings and me to Home of Hope and left us there. In the Hope of Hope, I learned about God. The staff shared the Word of God with us. They encouraged us to be strong, to be patient in all the hardships of life and to trust God in everything.
“When I was 13, I went back to stay with my biological father for eight months, and then was returned to my mother in a rural area. While I was in her custody, I did not go to church anymore, though I still attended school from sixth grade into high school. During my high school days, I had many vices: drinking liquor, smoking marijuana, and other drugs. My own mother told me that she did not care about me. I was depressed. My life was miserable and unhappy, and I was so confused!
“There months after I graduated from high school, I moved in with my grandmother in Bacolod City. There, I realized that I had left God. I left behind my vices and started to attend the Lord’s Lampstand Christian Church. I have been active as a guitarist and joined the church praise band.
“Truly, God reminded me that I should start a new life with Him, and my old friends from Home of Hope told me to go to church and serve God. Now I have a good job in Bacolod City. I have been so blessed to have been a part of the Home of Hope family that nourished me in the Word of God. (Click to Tweet!)
“I thank God because before, I thought that if I could have money and abundant material possessions, I would be happy, but I was wrong. Only God is the source of joy, hope, peace, and love. He is my life and I have learned to depend always on Him. (Click to Tweet!) Presently, I help provide school supplies for my niece and nephew from my small earnings, and I hope I can be a help to children at Home of Hope Someday!”
Through AMG’s Child Sponsorship Program Ronel was able to hear the Gospel and start a new life with God. His dream is to help other children in the sponsorship program, and you can help too.
On "This Week at AMG," Tasos shows us an interview with Paul Jenks, who is an AMG missionary to Asia. In the video, Paul shares about AMG's National Workers Ministry. He talks about how the Apostle Paul gave the charge to Titus to lead men in charge of each city, and how Dr. Spiros Zodhiates went against the norm of world mission strategies to promote the ministry of national leaders. Click here to learn more about the National Workers Ministry and how you can become a sponsor today!
When King David helped gather materials for the construction of the temple, he said “O Lord our God, all this abundance that we have provided for building you a house for your holy name comes from your hand and is all your own” (1 Chron. 29:16). David recognized that even though he helped “provide” the materials for the temple, the materials were from God’s hand all along. A family in Uganda had this same mind-set.
Peter Lafakis of AMG Mission Adventures took a team to Uganda in January of 2015. The team was ready to start ministering when they arrived, but they had no idea how God was working prior to their arrival. A family in Uganda lived in a small hut made of mud and straw and continued to live there even after a new home was built for them right next to their old home. This is because the family was waiting for the team to arrive so that they could dedicate the home to the Lord with them!
The team arrived and joined the celebration of God’s provision for this family. The family, team members, and AMG workers worshipped together and enjoyed fellowship over a warm meal. The team was also able to minister to the family and pray with the father, who unfortunately passed away a few days after the team had left. Even in the midst of this loss, new relationships were formed and more importantly, God’s provision was displayed.
On "This Week at AMG," Tasos begins by sharing about AMG's national workers and the challenges many of them face in various contexts. Then Joe Novenson, the Senior Teaching Pastor at Lookout Mountain Presbyterian Church, shares about Os Guinness and the event AMG is having on March 26th where Os will be speaking on “Transforming Lives in the Face of Persecution.”
AMG International has multiple support opportunities that will align with your heart in touching the world with God's love. Check out these opportunities today!
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God didn't intend for you to fight life's battles alone. Would you like to know how you can have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ?
It is because of God's love that He desires a relationship with mankind whom He has created. Yet because of His holiness, He can have no dealings with sin. That presents a problem...
Each of us has committed acts that are sinful. But more than that, because we are born with a sinful nature, we fall short of God's standard of perfection.
Because God is holy, He cannot look upon sin or accept sinful man into His presence. Yet because of His great love, He has made provision for man's sin...
Jesus is not just a good man, moral teacher or historical figure. He is God in a human body.
The death of Christ demonstrated the love of God and satisfied the demands of His holiness. His perfect sacrifice paid for our sins and took them away.
We cannot come to God on our own terms. God, who created us, has provided a way for us to know Him, but that way is only through His Son, Jesus.
It is not enough to believe intellectually that there is a God, or that Jesus existed as an historical figure, nor is it enough to have an emotional experience. Each of us must respond to God through an act of the will.
Salvation is turning from our old way of living, independent from God, and turning to Him and the new life He offers.
"...if you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved; for with the heart a person believes, resulting in righteousness, and with the mouth he confesses, resulting in salvation." - Romans 10:9-10
Salvation is a result not just of intellectually believing or of having an emotional experience. Salvation comes when we are ready to surrender our wills to Him. It is not just the words we say, but the attitude of our hearts. If you would like to receive Christ, this is the attitude He is looking for...
"Lord Jesus, I need you. I recognize that I am a sinner and I need your forgiveness. Thank you for dying on the cross for my sins. Come into my life as my Savior and Lord. Take control of the throne of my life and make me the kind of person you want me to be."
If you have given your life to Christ, He wants you to grow in that relationship. Here are some things that will help...
One-Click Donate allows you to quickly given one-time donations to causes that interest you by using the billing methods you have saved to your account on AMG Online.
In order to use begin using One-Click Donate, you will need to:
To begin using One-Click Donate, select from one of the options below:
There are two ways to financially give to AMG International: personalized and general. Choose which option works best for you.
List below are the most common questions that we receive concerning child sponsorships. As always, if you have additional questions, please feel free to contact us directly at 800.251.7206, ext. 421.
Child sponsorship includes prayer and financial support for your child. It costs $32 dollars a month, or $384 a year to sponsor a child. But equally important is the prayer support that your child receives from you. This is the advantage of pairing children with sponsors - the individual attention.
Yes! We encourage you to write to your child . The letters that you write will help build a valuable relationship that your child will never forget. Usually twice a year your child will write to you.
You can write a traditional letter and mail it to AMG, or you can create an account online and write to your child, as well as your childâ€™s development center, from your account page. (Please note that all communications to and from donors come to the home office for processing. No direct communication is permitted for the security and safety of children, donors, and field staff.)
Yes! We receive gifts for sponsored children around the world â€“ from toys to books to clothing. You may not know, however,
that once shipping, duties, and other expenses are included, even something as small as a box of crayons and a coloring
book could cost over $50 to send to the field!
If you plan to give a special gift:
We recommend a minimum of $15 but a good average is $25 to $50 by most sponsors. You may go up to $100 if you so desire. We request that you do not exceed the $100 amount on any single special occasion. If you have a unique situation you may contact the sponsorship department at 1-800-251-7206 and a staff member will discuss this with you.
AMG's mission is to advance the gospel with compassion. Impacting a child and a family with the gospel includes an awareness of the children's needs and a purposeful participation in helping those in our sponsorship program. Our child development centers are designed to impact a child mentally, physically, emotionally and most of all spiritually. There is no end to the needs and difficult circumstances every child brings to AMG and this is why our sponsorship program helps each child with nutrition, medical care, personal development, Bible study and spiritual training. AMG does not facilitate the building of homes or major lifestyle changes for the families connected to AMG. This type of involvement from outside sources very often creates serious problems for the family and the local community the child and family live within. Please see FAQ "How Much is Appropriate To Give For Special Gifts".
Children under the care of AMG receive a hot, nutritious meal and a snack each day along with access to medical care if needed. Children are provided educational opportunities and are tutored if necessary. Childcare center staff members encourage children to take advantage of every opportunity they have to learn new skills. Children are given new outfits of clothing and shoes once or twice a year. Each child is given a clear presentation of the gospel, with the hope that they will become a Christian, and reach his or her world for Christ.
AMG has always approached the care of children with a holistic emphasis...daily food, education, access to medical care and most of all, the gospel. Every child receives more benefits and access to services than any one sponsorship could provide therefore all sponsorship funds are pooled for the maximum benefit of your child and all of those attending their center. Your sponsorship dollars are combined with your fellow sponsors so that every child receives uninterrupted care regardless of the possibility that a sponsor misses sending their sponsorship donation on any given month. Your faithfulness and that of every sponsor giving regularly will ensure the maximum benefits for your child as well as all the children in the Child Sponsorship program.
We understand that circumstances change and sometimes it may be necessary for you to give up your sponsorship. In this situation, notify us and we will begin looking for another sponsor for your child.
While we ask that your sponsorship commitment last at least one year, the length of time during which you sponsor a child is up to you. Sponsorship programs help AMG provide food, clothing, medical care and education to children until they reach age 18 or complete their final year of education and leave the sponsorship program. Most of the children AMG serves rely on these programs for their wellbeing. When a sponsorship lapses or is discontinued, AMG will seek out another sponsor rather than discontinue or interrupt the care for that child. Sponsors wishing to extend their relationship with a sponsored child beyond age 18 may do so if the child continues their affiliation with AMG either as a Bible student or National Worker.
AMG sponsors short-term mission trips around the world. Frequently, we will go to countries where childcare centers are located. When we go to the country where your child lives, we encourage you to participate in that trip. Short-term trips are a great way to share the love of Jesus and meet the child that you have chosen to sponsor.
If you are ready to sponsor a child now, write, call, or click here to select a particular child. Or, if you would like us to assign you the child in greatest need, simply write to or call us. As soon as we receive your first donation of $32, we will send you a photograph and biographical and family information about your child. If you are interested, but have more questions, click here to email your questions or call 1-800-251-7206, ext. 421 and we will be glad to assist you.
Listed below are the most common questions that we receive concerning national worker sponsorships. As always, if you have additional questions, please feel free to contact us directly at 800.251.7206.
National worker sponsorship includes prayer and financial support for your national worker. It costs $50 dollars a month, or $600 a year to sponsor a national worker. But equally important is the prayer support that your national worker receives from you. This unique partnership is an important part of a national worker's ministry.
Yes! We encourage you to write to your national worker. The letters that you write will help build a valuable relationship as you come alongside your national worker to encourage them in their ministry. Your national worker partner will send personal letters and ministry updates to you at least twice a year.
Yes. We do ask that you send money and not gifts-in-kind because of the difficulties involved in shipping packages. The money that is sent for the national worker will go 100% to them. Other gifts that are designated for family birthdays, specific ministry projects or personal needs are welcome as well.
Your support is intended to supplement the income and ministry needs of your sponsored national worker. For some national workers, sponsorship funds enable them to acquire basic necessities like food staples and clothing or to pay their children's school fees. Other national workers may be amply provided for personally, but welcome the sponsorship assistance to print materials, equip facilities, hold special ministry events, or purchase supplies. In either case, your support is a significant contribution to the effectiveness of a national worker's ministry.
Not necessarily. Many factors help define a meaningful support level for each national worker, including the cost of living for the country in which they serve; therefore some national workers are assigned more sponsorships than others. We work closely with our field directors to assess the needs of each national worker.
We welcome regular sponsorship as well as one-time ministry gifts for all of the national workers who partner with AMG. Each and every gift is a valuable contribution to the effectiveness of a national worker's ministry.
We understand that circumstances change and sometimes it may be necessary for you to give up your sponsorship. In this situation, please notify us and we will begin looking for another sponsor for your national worker.
While we ask that your sponsorship commitment last at least one year, the length of time during which you sponsor a national worker is up to you. Sponsorship programs help AMG provide support to national workers until their ministry reaches a self-sustaining point or the national worker has completed their term of service. Many of our sponsors have enjoyed lengthy, fruitful relationships with the same national worker; others have had the opportunity to assist multiple successors.
AMG sponsors short-term mission trips around the world. Frequently, we will go to places where sponsored national workers are serving. When we go to the country where your national worker partner serves, we encourage you to participate in that trip. Short-term trips are a great way to share the love of Jesus and minister alongside the national worker you have chosen to sponsor in a whole new way.
Currently AMG partners with national workers in 26 countries. You can click here to view the majority of national workers that are available for sponsorship. However, for security reasons, not all of our national workers are individually represented on the site. If you do not see a particular country or ministry represented in which you are interested, please feel free to contact us at 800.251.7206 for further information.
If you are ready to sponsor a national worker now, please write, call, or click here to select a particular national worker. Or, if you would like us to assign you the national worker in greatest need, simply contact us. As soon as we receive your first donation of $50, we will send you the photograph, biographical information, and ministry testimony of your national worker. If you are interested, but have more questions, click here to email your questions or call 800.251.7206 and ask for Meredith.
There are no age requirements for MA team members. All applicants are subject to approval by the MA Team Leader. Minors (under 18 years old) who apply to participate must have a guardian that is at least 21 years old who will also be a participant on the trip. The type of ministry of certain trips on the field may preclude a minor's participation on the trip. Families are encouraged to participate on MA Teams.
Yes. Appropriate training is provided covering areas of cultural training, support development, spiritual preparation, etc.
Immunizations vary from field to field. The CDC (Center for Disease Control) has recommendations for all fields. The basic immunizations recommended are Tetanus and Hepatitis A. However, some fields require additional immunizations and medications.
AMG will provide assistance in writing support letters and developing a Biblical understanding of support raising.
The trip cost covers all related travel and in-country expenses (i.e. air transportation, housing, food, insurance, in-country travel, etc.) You would be responsible for transportation to and from the originating airport, meals in the airport, and any personal items you would purchase on the field (i.e. snacks, souvenirs, etc.).
Typically a $100 deposit is due at the time of registration for the trip. One half of the balance of the trip is due 60 days prior to departure and the remaining balance is due 30 days prior to departure. All documents should be submitted 90 days prior to departure.
Yes. Each Mission Adventure has its own designated page where you can give to support a team. To find a specific Mission Adventure page, go to AMG's Home Page and go to "Click Here to see all AMG Countries, Sponsorship & Support Opportunities." Use the "Narrow By" tool to the left to find your trip. Open the trip page you are looking for and give to that trip by clicking "Support This Trip!"
If a trip is organized for a specific church, school, or other group, it is typically not "open" for registrations outside that group. These designations are reflected on the trip schedule. However, if you have a particular interest in joining one of these teams, you can contact us as some teams are open to additional team members.
First-time trip registrations begin with an Online Missions Profile. Log in or create a new account, then click "Account" to access your Online Missions Profile under the "Mission Adventures" heading. Once the six sections of your profile are completed, find the trip of your choice on the Mission Adventure Trip Schedule and register for the trip. AMG will then approve your registration, and you will receive an email explaining how to upload the documents needed for the trip. You will be able to pay more toward your trip from the same page where you upload documents. Upon uploading all documents and paying the rest of your trip balance, the registration process will be complete.
An Online Missions Profile (OMP) serves as your application for a trip and contains personal information such as contact information, your personal testimony, passport information, etc. You only have to complete an OMP once; after that the OMP can be updated at any time. With second and subsequent trip registrations, you can simply check to make sure all of your information is current.
Log in to your account and click "Account". Under the "Mission Adventures" heading, click "Your Enrolled Trips." There you will see the trips that you are registered for and where to upload your documents. Download the documents needed by clicking the blue text, complete the documents, scan them to your computer, then use the "Submit Now" buttons to upload your documents.
You can still begin the registration process for a Mission Adventure, even if have applied for but have not yet received your passport. On your Online Missions Profile under "Update Your Primary Information," check "I Have Applied for My Passport and Have Not Received It Back." When you do receive your passport, you will need to go back and update your Online Missions Profile with your passport information. If you are considering going on a Mission Adventure and do not have a passport, be sure to apply for your passport well in advance of the registration deadline of your chosen trip. Also, if your passport expires within the next 6 months, you will need to renew your passport before registering for a trip.
Log in to your account and click "Account". Under the "Mission Adventures" heading, click "Your Enrolled Trips." There you will see the trips that you are registered for and the button to pay more toward your trip.
To share a trip on Social Media, go to AMG's Home Page and go to "Click Here to see all AMG Countries, Sponsorship & Support Opportunities." Use the "Narrow By" tool to the left to find your trip. Open the trip page you are looking for and use the Social Media icons on the trip page to share the trip with your friends and family.
During the process of registration, you will be asked to choose between the options of paying for your deposit or of notifying AMG that your church/school/group is paying for your deposit. Type the name of your church/school/group in the text box when completing the next step of registration.
Log in on the website and then click "Account". Under Mission Adventures, click "View Trip Reports." This will allow you to see applicant information including Registration Status and which documents team members have submitted to AMG.
Most likely, you are typing in the wrong password. To reset your password, click "I Forgot My Password" on the login screen. Type in your email and then click "Reset Password." You will be sent an email with a link to reset your password. It is also possible that you are attempting to log in with an email address other than the one that was used to create the account. If you do not remember the email address associated with the website account, please give us a call at 800.251.7206.
The pencil icons beside each section indicate whether a section has been completed or not. If there is a + sign beside a section, that section is not complete and needs more information. When you attempt to save that particular section, anything that needs to be corrected will be highlighted in red.
If you see that your trip registration has been declined, this can mean that your Online Mission Profile is lacking important information or contains obvious errors OR that you have registered for a trip for which you do not qualify. You will receive a follow-up email that will give you further instructions or explain why your registration has been denied.
Once you receive the approval email notification, log in to the website and click "Account." Under the "Mission Adventures" heading, click "Your Enrolled Trips." This page contains the next steps in the registration process, which are to upload your documents and pay the remaining balance for your trip.
If you are not able to upload your documents, the second option is to mail the documents to our Home Office in Chattanooga, TN. Send your document copies to AMG International, ATTN: Mission Adventures, P.O. Box 182200, Chattanooga, TN 37422.
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